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09-22-2009, 09:35 PM
Hi all has there been a post that has some ideas on how to wrestle the body tub of tr3 around and get holes lined up?

09-22-2009, 10:18 PM


09-22-2009, 10:22 PM
use drift pins to line up the holes, and keep adjusting with body pads, you may get lucky and get it right the first time, then again maybe not. really it is not a big deal to do.

09-23-2009, 12:23 AM
Well I got the shop to set the tub on the frame because they had the man power and they got the front and rear holes to fit nice; however, the holes for the outriggers and front engine bay are problematic. The shop put the new floor pans in and I suspect the holes are just enough different to cause this problem. The inaccuracy is perhaps made worse because I kept the frame at home while they finished up the tub and installed the floor pans. I suspect I will have to lift the tub up some and ream out the holes for the outriggers. I do not like to remove metal until I am sure and a inch hear can reflect a inch there. Sometimes I pole-vault over small problems and make mountains out of mole hills. Anyway I will work with the given points like the back and the front and adjust as needed. In addition, I think the driver side might be a little thwacked from a prior wreck.

09-24-2009, 11:12 AM
Well I made some progress with the tub and I am glad I have not cut metal out yet. What I learned is the tub will hit the frame rails that come off the frame at 30 degrees if the tub does not have some pads put under first. What I was trying to do was line everything up first and then lift the tub and put the pads in. I could not line things up because the tub set too low and was on a different plane, but by lifting the tub up with pads first I could move the tub forward that 1/2 thus helping greatly with the alignment. Next I am going to put the trans tunnel back in to help keep the floor pans from shifting.

Don Elliott
09-24-2009, 12:38 PM
Hewre is how we did mine on New Years eve at the end of 1989.